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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: do we need two FAQs?
Date Mon, 20 Dec 2004 16:23:34 GMT
Wikis have their place as information repositories.  It sounds like
what you are describing is not a FAQ, though, no?  I'm all for using
Lucene Wiki as we are currently using - scratch pad, whiteboard,
community tips, etc.  I think the FAQ is a slighly different beast,
hence my double-checking with lucene-dev people.

I'm still unsure about the best setup, so I'll wait a little longer to
hear some more opinions.


--- Erik Hatcher <> wrote:

> On Dec 19, 2004, at 8:37 PM, Otis Gospodnetic wrote:
> > OK.
> > Is this _really_ what everyone's okay with?  I'm asking because
> once we
> > put the FAQ onto Wiki we:
> >
> > 1. no longer have authoritative FAQ - anyone can write to the FAQ
> > 2. we have to monitor the Wiki FAQ for correctness
> > 3. we have no user-friendly GUI/webapp for Q/A formatting, which
> makes
> > it more of a pain in the ass to contribute
> >
> > If anyone has any strong opinions, please share them.  If I don't
> hear
> > anything, I'll (try to) get the jGuru FAQ XML dump and give it to
> > Daniel for 'wikification'.
> I prefer to leverage the wiki for this type of information for a
> number 
> of reasons.  It is self-maintaining, not requiring a committer to
> take 
> time out to commit changes and update the website.  We have e-mail 
> notification of wiki modifications and thus we already have
> monitoring. 
>   There are many cases when using Lucene when the answer is "it
> depends" 
> (such as the filtering question that just came up).  Having a wiki 
> "whiteboard" for these scenarios allows for a broader perspective.
> 	Erik

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